City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

May 25, 2008

Baltimore

Trial

Glen Burnie man convicted of murder

A jury has convicted a Glen Burnie man of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and deadly weapons charges in the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found in a burning car in June, the Baltimore state's attorney said.

Sentencing was set for Aug. 14 for Michael P. Martin, 28, of the 200 block of Allwood Drive, who was convicted Friday of killing Phillip Calvin Airey Jr., 36, of the 6600 block of Rapid Water Way in Glen Burnie. Airey's estranged wife and another man have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in the case and will serve prison time.

Prosecutors said Airey had been drinking at a bar in June when he went to a house in the 4800 block of Pennington Ave. in Baltimore, where he was punched, kicked and stabbed by a group of assailants, prosecutors said.

His body was found in a burning car parked in the grass next to the ramp leading to West Nursery Road from the southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Harford County

Bel Air

Father, son charged with kidnap, assault

A Harford County man and his adult son have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a man in a dispute over the sale of a vehicle, the county sheriff's office said yesterday.

Johnny Bolden, 48, of the 900 block of Walker St. in Aberdeen and Justin Eugene Bolden, 25, of the 2700 block of Forge Hill Road in Bel Air were arrested Friday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

They are accused of going to the home of Wardell Brooks, 52, in the 2100 block of Kalmia Road in Bel Air on Friday, ordering him into a car and threatening to shoot him if he did not, the news release said. They drove him to a dirt road, kicked and punched him, and left, the sheriff's office said. Brooks was treated at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, authorities said.

Belcamp

Man, 24, wounded outside restaurant

A 24-year-old Havre de Grace man was wounded early yesterday when he was shot outside a Waffle House restaurant in Belcamp, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Reginald Ringgold of the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway was standing outside the restaurant in the 1300 block of Riverside Parkway about 2:30 a.m. when a car approached him. After a brief conversation, someone inside the car fired at least one shot, striking Ringgold in the lower body, the sheriff's office said. Ringgold was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was expected to recover.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff's Office criminal investigation division at 410-836-5428.

Baltimore County

Carney

House fire victim identified

Baltimore County police have identified the man who died in a Parkville house fire Friday night as Thomas Michael Bills, 57.

The county Fire Department declined to release additional information last night about the fire, which started in the basement of a two-story home at 8810 Littlewood Road.

BALTIMORE COUNTY

CARNEY

Police identify shooting victim

Baltimore County police have identified a man who was found shot in his car late Thursday night as Shawn L. Peterking, 23, of Parkville.

Police discovered the victim after responding to reports of an auto accident. He was found in the driver's seat of his car which had struck a telephone poll at Luverne and Elmhurst avenues in Parkville.

Peterking was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was in critical condition yesterday. Authorities were investigating the incident, police said.

GADI DECHTER

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